how to pronounce swerve


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swerve is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of swerve in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… will deliberately swerve to kill animals …”

meanings of swerve


  1. To bend; to incline.
  2. To drive in the trajectory of another vehicle to stop it, to cut off.
  3. To stray; to wander; to rove.
  4. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  5. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  6. Of a projectile, to travel in a curved line.
  7. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
  8. To wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate.


  1. A deviation from duty or custom.
  2. A sudden movement out of a straight line, for example to avoid a collision.

swerve frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swerve occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics swerve can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that swerve can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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